MITS and PLAID - Virginia Department of Transportation

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Materials Information Tracking System / Producer Lab
Analysis and Information Detail (MITS/PLAID)
David A. Kaulfers, P.E., PMP
Assistant State Materials Engineer
MITS/PLAID
• What is MITS/PLAID?
• Purpose
• Requirements
• Contacts
• Future
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What is MITS/PLAID
MITS & PLAID is…
• A centralized online database where Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) & Central
Mix Aggregate (CMA) job mixes and sample results are submitted and
approved and
• Can be viewed by the Department and the Producer.
MITS: Materials Information Tracking System
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Department Side
PLAID: Producer Lab Analysis and Information Detail
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Producer Side
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Purpose
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“You repeat that at every meeting” Gorbachev to Reagan
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Purpose
“Trust but verify”
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Purpose
Meet Federal Regulations - Sec. 637.207 Sampling and testing program.
(ii) Quality control sampling and testing results may be used as part of the
acceptance decision provided that:
(A) The sampling and testing has been performed by qualified laboratories
and qualified sampling and testing personnel. – Materials Cert Schools
(B) The quality of the material has been validated by the verification testing
and sampling. The verification sampling shall be performed on samples
that are taken independently of the quality control samples. –
MITS/PLAID
(c) The quality control sampling and testing is evaluated by an Independent
Assurance (IA) program. - VDOT
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Purpose
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Ability to monitor acceptance testing results and the quality assurance
results, both for the Producer and Department.
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Saves time as all the information is in one place
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The Contractor can see VDOT QA test results
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Action can be taken immediately if a discrepancy is found between
VDOT test results and Producer test results – close to real time
monitoring
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MITS
Allows VDOT personnel to:
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Approve job mixes
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Enter QA testing data
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Enter project information
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See contractors submitted data
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Close out lots & projects
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Run lot adjustments
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Run comparison reports
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MITS – VDOT’s View
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PLAID
Allows producers to:
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Submit job mixes
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Submit sample data, test results & tonnages
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See VDOT testing results
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Run a report of all their submitted data
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PLAID – Notifications the
Producer gets
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Job Mix Form
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TL-50 Volumetrics
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Requirements
Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA)
• The Contractor shall submit a job-mix formula for each mixture for
approval through PLAID. Paper copies of the job mix formula along with
supporting documentation shall also be submitted to the Department.
• The Contractor shall input such test results within 24 hours of sampling
to the Department through PLAID, unless otherwise approved by the
Materials Engineer.
Central Mix Aggregate (CMA):
• The Contractor shall submit, or shall have the source of supply submit
a job-mix formula for each mixture for approval through PLAID prior to
starting work.
• The Contractor shall provide test results determining grading, moisture
and Atterberg limits within 48 hours of sampling to the Department
through PLAID.
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Requirements
Why is there a difference:
• Different Programs
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Different Specifications
Different test methods/properties being reported.
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Testing being done for asphalt should be completed within 24 hours
Aggregate testing can take up to 48 hours
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Issues
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General Contractor Access to Information
- Producer provides access
- Producer provides specific Job Mix Data
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Merging companies
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Enforcement across districts
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Future
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Add more report capabilities
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Randomness histogram report
Control Charts
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Requirement nonetheless
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Monitor performance of job mix formula via a scorecard
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Generate notifications if report results are adverse
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Streamline processes for all districts to follow
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District Contacts
District
HMA
CMA
Bristol
Brian Truelove
Ralph Davis
Salem
Clyde Landreth
Clyde Landreth
Lynchburg
Tim Karnes
John Dearling
Richmond
Doug Chappell
Anthony Sanchez
Hampton Roads
Jamie Collins
Bill Jenkins
Fredericksburg
Ron Jackson
Michael Whanger
Culpeper
David Routt
David Routt
Staunton
Pat Hydrick
Pat Hydrick
Northern Virginia
Ronnie Seale
Ronnie Seale
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Help
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Online Manual
Printable Manual (in PDF format)
Contact: [email protected]
HMA – Angela Beyke
CMA – Wansoo Kim
Franklin Stead
Developer
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Summary
Via web portal the MITS enables:
• producer’s tests for acceptance
• submitting/approving of Job Mix Formula
• sharing of data and reports
MITS
Communicating
MITS
PLAID
Internal
VDOT users
• QA tech
• Sr Lab tech/ Lab tech
• DME (DME designee)
• Administrator
External
Producer users
• Sr lab tech/ Lab tech
• Administrator
Questions?
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